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April 2021

The Modern House – T Magazine H No.2

Last week saw the launch of the second edition of T Magazine H which hopefully will prove to be a piece of spring for us all! Showcasing an international roster of stories that explore living well, both at home and further afield, the latest magazine also features a fresh pallet of colours, layouts and paper stocks. Working alongside the TMH team, we commissioned photographic essays from Leandro Farina, Kent Andreasan, as well as illustrations from Max Salzborn and Lucia Vinti.

January 2021

Inigo

It was really exciting to see the launch of Inigo this week, the new estate agency from the team behind The Modern House.

Named after the 17th c. English classicist architect Inigo Jones, our brief was to create an identity that was as playfully colourful, irreverent and decorative, as The Modern House is monochrome, minimalist, and utilitarian.

In defining this new territory we took inspiration from Charleston, the highly decorative Sussex home of the Bloomsbury set, exploring the uninhibited rich visual language of the colours and patterns that can be found there as well as in the work of some of its associated 20th c. artists.

The logo was based on the font Cosi Azure by Nikolas Type, with secondary fonts in Big Caslon, Caslon and Söhne.

We purposely subverted the typefaces to illustrate that although sisters they have different personalities: serif heavy for Inigo and sans heavy for The Modern House.

November 2020

Brutal North — Simon Phipps

Pleased to see the recent publication of Brutal North, Simon Phipps’ latest photographic exploration into modernist and Brutalist architecture. Featuring significant publicly commissioned buildings from the North of England that includes the Park Hill Estate in Sheffield and Liverpool’s Royal Insurance Building, we designed a system that uses a strong blue colour throughout together with an repeated arrow graphic that was inspired by motorway signage and Simon’s trips up north. Featuring maps by Russell Bell. Published by September Publishing.

September 2020

The Modern House – T Magazine H

At the beginning of the year we started work on a magazine for The Modern House. This involved devising a main title for the new publication – T Magazine H, which originates from the identity system we created for the overall brand. Each subsequent edition will adopt a new number from a simple numbering system, the design of which is intended to reference door numbers. This was a great project which involved formatting a 136 page exploration into modern forms of living, design and architecture. Initially due to reveal itself in early summer, the publication was postponed for obvious reasons until this September.

July 2020

Toogood

Over the past few months we have had the complete joy of working with the truly inspirational Faye Toogood and her team.

The brief was to evolve the brand identity retaining Faye’s original hand drawn Toogood logotype, but to introduce a new palette of fresh fonts, materials and colours. We also developed a secondary T/plus symbol as a shorthand mark for usage across various products and packaging.

Alongside this we designed the current website, partnering with Nik Higson at Labeleight on the development of a new online home for Toogood.

It’s rare that we get to work with a company like the House of Toogood – people who are just as nice as they are creative. We count ourselves very lucky.

July 2020

Richard Parr Associates

For the last few months we have been working with Caro Communications on the new brand identity for Richard Parr Associates. Our challenge as per RPAs work, to fuse the modern and the traditional together while expressing a very outward looking approach to architecture.

Together we have created a new logotype, stationery system and website. The identity is rooted in the practice’s love of colour, nature, landscape and the wider world.

Alongside the identity we commissioned Rich Stapleton and Pete Drinkell to shoot a photo essay and film respectively about one of RPAs newest projects. The images focus on the atmosphere of the place and the views from the building as much as the stunning architectural design Richard and his team have created.

Photography & Film by Rich Stapleton & Pete Drinkell

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